Fundamentals of Forging 101 Workshop

Event Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2023 to Wednesday, January 25, 2023


The FIA is excited to have W.L. Bud Kinney instruct our Fundamentals of Forging 101 Workshop on January 25, 2023 at Harper College following the FIA Midwest Meeting of Members. This workshop will teach the fundamentals of the forging process in language that attendees can understand, regardless of their experience level. As technology advances, it is becoming more important for buyers and forging professionals to understand the science behind the forging process and how it compares to other processes such as castings, weldments, or machining from bar. The workshop will also cover how forgings are made, and how quality is added through each step of the forging process.

Bud has a bachelor’s degree in marketing, development, and strategic planning and a Mechanical Engineering BME. He works with the Engineering – Mechanical Engineering Advisory Committee at Cleveland State University where he was previously the Chair. Bud's wealth of knowledge is deep, including the following forging specialties:

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Each participant will receive valuable reference material published by FIA to start your own forging reference library in your office:



(Note: no room block contracted)

Hilton Garden Inn Hoffman Estates

2425 Barrington Road

Hoffman Estates, IL 60195

(847) 277-7889


Hyatt Place Chicago/Hoffman Estates

2750 Greenspoint Parkway

Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

(847) 839-1800


Participants are responsible for their own hotel and travel arrangements.